Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions below relate to the business the Jill Foster Dance Centre (JFDC). In these conditions, the business will be referred to as ‘we’ and/or ’our’.
a. Block Payment
Class fees are payable for a full pay period (half termly) regardless of class attendance, unless explicitly arranged with the Principal.
Fees must be received before the beginning of any half term period.
No refunds will be given if a student is absent from class. Students are welcome to make up any missed classes at another venue of their choice (if a space is available).
If a pupil has a long-term illness or injury, fees may be refunded at the Principal’s discretion. This does not include minor illnesses or holidays taken mid-term.
If it is necessary to cancel any class due to adverse weather conditions, class fees will not be refunded. However, dancers are welcome to attend a class at a different venue to catch up (if a space is available).
A 10% discount is applicable to individual students who attend more than one weekly class.
No Sibling/Family discount is offered.
Block payments can be made either by BACS, or web payment).
We reserve the right to deny any student entry to our classes who are not up to date with their payments.
If a receipt is required one can be accessed by paying via our website (www.jfdc.co.uk/shop)
b. Pay and go payment
Pay and go fees must be paid before attending a class.
Places must be booked in advance (any available places will be shown on our booking system).
Your space is not guaranteed week on week.
Payments can be made via BACS or web payment.
c. One to one payment
48 hours’ notice of cancellation must be given or the lesson must be paid for in full. If regular lessons are consistently cancelled, your lesson time may be released.
An increase of 50% will be required for more than two people attending a one to one session.
One to one session payments can be made via BACS, web payment or credit/ debit card (please check with you teacher if this option is available at your venue).
Advanced payment is not required to secure a regular lesson slot.
One to on lessons can be booked as a regular slot or on a one-off basis.
d. Other Payments
This section may refer to exam fee payment, competition ticket payment, in house event ticket payment or any retail payment.
Other payments may me made via Credit/debit card, BACS (depending on the item) or cash.
Refunds will not be given for any uniform item purchased unless faulty. If the items are returned unworn an exchange will be offered.
a. Uniform is not compulsory however we do recommend the following for our Mini Mover, Super star & Freestyle Commercial Students:
Black jazz shoes, plimsolls or light training shoes (not bare feet please) or ballroom shoes where required
JFDC or plain black t-shirt or vest top.
Hair tied back, including fringes
b. Ballroom/Latin American students:
Appropriate shoes: Please consult your teacher for further advice regarding heel heights and appropriate styles.
Under 12s white ankle socks/Over 12s flesh or fishnet tights
Hair up and fringes off the face
Girls: Suitable dresses or skirt and top.
Boys: trousers (not jeans) and shirt.
Practice wear of leggings and JFDC or plain black t shirts/vests may be worn in class.
a. Examination letters are distributed to students a minimum of three weeks before the date of the examination if you are deemed ready.
b. It is your teacher’s decision whether you are of an acceptable standard to be entered for an examination.
c. All examination payments must be settled before a student can take part.
d. If you do not wish to attend your exam session a teacher must be notified, or you may be charged in full.
e. Regular class attendance is required for a student to be entered for an examination.
f. Children under 16 years must have written permission from a parent or guardian to take an examination.
g. A student may not be permitted to take their dance exam if they do not wear appropriate clothing.
h. No photography or filming is permitted while exams are in session.
i. Examinations are run as an open session.
4. Cancellation of Classes
a. Occasionally it is necessary to temporarily change the venue of a class, or postpone it to a later date. Where this occurs, we will notify attendees via email and social media.
b. We reserve the right to cancel any classes any time up to and including the date of the class. Should this occur we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible via email and social media.
5. Duty of Teachers
a. All teachers hold appropriate IDTA qualifications, have up-to-date DBS clearance and at least one teacher per class holds a First Aid qualification.
b. Due to the nature of teaching, sometimes it is necessary to correct positions physically. This is always conducted with care and professionalism and with verbal permission from the student and/or a parent/guardian.
c. All crew members who have physical contact with children hold up-to-date DBS clearance.
d. Parents are not invited in to sessions but we operate on an open-door policy.
e. The safety of our students is our top priority, for more information please see our ‘Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy’.
f. We do not discriminate on background, race or religion, regularly monitor staff to maintain school teaching policies and adhere to Health and Safety procedures to ensure that each child dances in a class appropriate to their level of development. For further information please see our ‘Equal Opportunities Statement’
a. We do not accept responsibility for loss, damage or theft of any personal items at any of our venues.
b. If a student sustains an injury in class, we will apply first aid if necessary and an accident report for
c. We are only responsible for pupils while they are in class. Children should be supervised by a parent or guardian whilst in the waiting areas.
d. Children under the age of 14 must be dropped off and collected directly to the class, unless otherwise arranged with a member of staff.
7. Responsibilities of Parent/Guardian
a. These terms and conditions, and any enrolment forms you have completed, constitute an agreement between you and us in connection to classes or any services superseding any prior agreement.
b. Attendance at class is deemed to be acceptance of the current Terms and Conditions.
c. It is the responsibility of the Parent or Guardian to notify us of any illness or injury that may affect the child’s participation at class.
d. It is the responsibility of the Parent or Guardian to ensure that we have the contact details and any additional information relevant to their dance class
e. In the event that we consider a breach in our terms & conditions or that a dancer is disruptive to other pupils, teachers or staff, we reserve the right to exclude the said party from any activity.
f. Please retain all payment receipts. Where there is a dispute, if the Parent or Guardian cannot provide proof of payment, they must accept our records.
g. All of our venues are hired spaces. Patrons must be respectful of the environment outside the dance space and must make sure that children are kept within our designated spaces.
a. Advertised lesson times include ingress and egress to the dance space.
b. We may use class or event photos for promotional and marketing use. By completing a photo & video consent form, you are giving us permission to do so. If you do not wish you or your child’s photos to be used in this way, please contact the office.
c. All personal information will be stored adhering to GDPR guidelines.
Covid 19 addendums
These terms and conditions relate to the business the Jill Foster Dance Centre (JFDC). In these conditions, the business will be referred to as ‘we’ and/or ’our’. These should be read alongside our standard terms and conditions document. These will be updated regularly adhering to advice from the Government and the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association).
c) One to one payment
If a dancer registers a high temperature on attending their lesson, they will not be allowed to enter the building and they will not be charged for the lesson.
d) Other Payments
Cash payments will not be accepted for any transaction.
Exam sessions may be run on a closed basis to limit the number of people in the room at any one time.
Duty of Teachers
b) All teachers will operate on a non-contact basis whilst social distancing measures are in place.
c) All Crew and Volunteers will operate on a non-contact basis while social distancing measures are in place.
d) Due to maximum occupancy restrictions and test and trace measures, parents will not be invited into the dance space. However, if a parent requests urgently requires access to the dance space this will be permitted, providing they consent to a test and trace questionnaire.
c) We are only responsible for pupils while they are in class. Waiting areas will be closed whilst Covid-19 measures are in place.
Lesson times will be adjusted to account for ingress and egress to the dance studio whilst maintaining social distance.
Additional Covid-19 Measures
Dancers must register at reception (adhering to test and trace) wash their hands and sanitize before entering the studio.
The studio will be thoroughly cleaned with antibacterial product before the start of classes.
Lessons will be timed so that there will be adequate time to clean the studio in-between sessions.
In between each lesson slot all door handles and any seating used will be cleaned with antibacterial cleaner and the floor will be swept.
Our main studio has adequate space to maintain 2m social distancing, face coverings and other PPE are not required by law. We will update you on the protocol of our other venues as they re-open.
Website Terms & Conditions
Accessing our Site
We cannot guarantee that our Site will operate continuously or without interruptions or be error- free. You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Site and, in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt our Site or any computer system, server, router or any other internet-connected device.
You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use our Site and is compatible with our Site. You also understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that any content on our Site will be free from infection, viruses and/ or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the safety and reliability of data input and output.
From time to time, we may restrict access to certain features or parts of our Site, or our entire Site, to users who have registered with us. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
We reserve the right, in our discretion, to withdraw, suspend or modify our Site or certain features or parts of our Site with or without notice to you, where we have reason to do so. There may also be times when our Site or certain features or parts of our Site become unavailable, whether on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any withdrawal, modification, unavailability, suspension or discontinuance of our Site or any service available on or through our Site.
Using our Site
You must use our Site and the information available from our Site responsibly. No such information
may be used for or in connection with any unlawful, immoral or anti-social purpose, or in a manner
which is or may be damaging to our name or reputation.
You cannot use our Site:
a. for any unlawful purpose;
b. to send spam;
c. to harm, threaten, abuse or harass another person, or in a way that invades someone's privacy or is (in our reasonable opinion) offensive or is unacceptable or damaging to us, our customers or suppliers;
d. to create, check, confirm, update or amend your own or someone else's databases, records, directories, customer lists, mailing or prospecting lists;
e. to tamper with, update or change any part of our Site;
f. in a way that affects how it is run;
g. in a way that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionably large burden on us or our suppliers' communications and technical systems as determined by us; or
h. using any automated means to monitor or copy our Site or its content, or to interfere with or attempt to interfere with how our Site works.
Intellectual property rights All content on our Site including but not limited to text, software, photographs and graphics is protected by copyright. We, or our licensors, own copyright and/or database rights in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the original content. Except as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall give you any rights in respect of any intellectual property owned by us or our licensors. You shall not assert or attempt to obtain any such rights and you shall not use, copy, reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, our name, trademarks, logos or other proprietary marks, or any of the content of our Site, in whole or in part, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions.
If you provide content for our Site
If you provide any material to our Site (for example, by providing ratings and reviews, comments, articles or uploading any other content in any format (including video) (each “User Content”) you agree to grant us permission, irrevocably and free of charge, to use the User Content (including adapting it for operational or editorial reasons) in any media worldwide, for our own marketing, research and promotional activities and our internal business purposes which may include providing the User Content to selected third party partners, service providers, social media and networking sites.
You own your User Content at all times, and you continue to have the right to use it in any way you choose.
By providing any User Content to our Site you confirm that such User Content:
a. is your own original work or you are authorised to provide it to our Site and that you have the right to give us permission to use it for the purposes set out in these Terms and Conditions;
b. will not contain or promote anything illegal, harmful, misleading, abusive, defamatory (that is, it does not damage someone’s good reputation) or anything else that might cause widespread offence or bring us or our business partners into disrepute;
c. does not take away or affect any other person’s privacy rights, contract rights or any other rights;
d. does not contain any virus or other code that may damage, interfere with or otherwise adversely affect the operation of our Site;
e. will, if used to promote your own business or services, clearly and openly state your association with the particular business expressly; and
f. will not contain any form of mass-mailing or spam.
If you do not want to grant us the permissions set out above, please do not provide any material to
We have no obligation to publish your User Content on our Site and we retain the right to remove any
User Content at any time and for any reason.
We do not edit, pre-vet or review any User Content displayed on our Site. If you believe that any User
Content does not comply with the requirements set out in this paragraph, please notify us
immediately. We will then review the User Content and, where we deem it appropriate, remove it
within a reasonable time.
Although we hope our Site will be of interest to users, we accept no liability and offer no warranties
or conditions in relation to our Site or its content, to the fullest extent such liability can be excluded
There is no limit to what we and the people who provide our services will be liable for if someone dies
or is injured because of our negligence or because we have committed fraud.
Under no circumstances will we, the owner or operator of our Site, or any other organisation involved
in creating, producing, maintaining or distributing our Site be liable, whether in contract, tort
(including negligence), breach of a statutory duty, even if foreseeable, for any loss of:
a. profits, sales, business, or revenue;
b. business interruption;
c. anticipated savings;
d. business opportunity, goodwill or reputation;
e. use of, or corruption to information; or
If we do not keep to these conditions, then we will only be liable for losses you have suffered as a
direct result. We are not liable to you for any other losses whether such losses are because we have
not kept to our obligations or contract, because of something we have done or not done in negligence,
due to defamatory statements or liability for a product or otherwise as a result of:
a. use of, or inability to use, our Site;
b. use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site; any mistake, fault, failure to do something, missing information, or virus on our Site or if it does not work properly because of incidents outside of our control such as (but not limited to) interruptions to communication and networks and circumstances beyond our control;
c. theft, destruction of information or someone getting access to our records, programs or services without our permission; or
d. goods, products, services or information received through or advertised on any website which we link to from our Site.
Where our Site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links
are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or
Any formal legal notices should be sent to us using the details set out on our Site.
Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right. You may not assign or transfer
your rights under these Terms and Conditions.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions are found to be unenforceable as a matter of law, all other
parts of these Terms and Conditions shall be unaffected and shall remain in force.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These conditions make up the whole agreement between you and us in how you use our Site. If a
court decides that a condition is not valid, the rest of the conditions will still apply.
The laws of England and Wales apply to your use of our Site and these conditions. We control our Site
from within the United Kingdom. However, you can get access to our Site from other places around
the world. Although, these places may have different laws from the laws of England and Wales, by
using our Site you agree that the laws of England and Wales will apply to everything relating to you
using our Site and you agree to keep to these laws. We have the right to take you to court in the
country you live in.
Online fees are payable for a full pay period (half termly) regardless of attendance unless explicitly arranged with the Principal.
Fees must be received before the beginning of a term,
There are no refunds if a student is absent from class. Students are welcome to make up any missed classes at another venue of their choice.
If a pupil has a long-term illness or injury, fees may be refunded at the Principals discretion. This does not include minor illnesses or holidays taken mid-term.
If it is necessary to cancel a class due to adverse weather conditions, class fees will not be refunded. However, Dancers are welcome to attend a class at a different venue to catch up.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions are effective as of 12th April 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.
We reserve the right to update or change our Terms and Conditions at any time and you should check these Terms and Conditions periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Terms and Conditions on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions.
If we make any material changes to these Terms and Conditions, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.
If you experience problems with our Site or would like to comment on it, please contact:
The Jill Foster Dance Centre
20 Bourton Low
Phone: 07850 441964